The Riley County Health Department reported 56 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the local total to 3,043. This is the largest increase in new cases documented in the community since the summer.
People 18 to 24-years-old make up about 65 percent of all positive cases recorded locally — about 1,900 of the unique cases.
Of the nine active COVID-19 outbreaks in the county right now, five are K-State related. The list of ongoing outbreaks are as follows:
- Alpha of Clovia – four cases, three recoveries, no deaths
- Beta Sigma Psi – no cases, five recoveries, no deaths
- Alpha Chi Omega — two cases, three recoveries, no deaths
- Creche Daycare – seven cases, no recoveries, no deaths
- K-State football – five cases, 72 recoveries, no deaths
- K-State track and field – no cases, 27 recoveries, no deaths
- Leonardville Nursing Home – eight cases, four recoveries, one death
- Via Christi Village – seven cases, four recoveries, one death
- 10/17 Wedding – no cases, 42 recoveries, no deaths
It takes 28 days of no new positive tests associated to an outbreak for it to be declared complete.
In all, 2,597 people who previously tested positive for COVID-19 are recovered, leaving 432 active cases.
There are seven positive patients currently hospitalized at Ascension Via Christi in Manhattan, three of whom are currently in intensive care. An additional two possible positive individuals are hospitalized and one is in intensive care.
Riley County reported a 18.6 percent positivity rate for the week of Nov. 8, a slight decrease from the previous week. The most recent report from Kansas State showed an on-campus positivity rate surpassing 10 percent.
Since Aug. 17, the first day of classes at Kansas State, the county has added more than 2,400 new cases of COVID-19.
Up-to-date information about pending and negative tests is unavailable at this time.